What is trade waste?
Trade waste is any liquid discharged from a trade or industrial process into Auckland’s wastewater system. Trade waste discharged directly into the wastewater system without pre-treatment poses a high potential risk of harm to Auckland’s wastewater system and treatment plant processes, as well as the health and safety of wastewater personnel and the environment.
Watercare’s Trade Waste unit works to ensure that industrial liquid waste discharged into Auckland’s wastewater system for treatment meets stringent standards. A combination of economic incentives and consents limiting the discharge of potentially harmful substances helps us protect Auckland’s wastewater system and the environment.
Does my business require a trade waste consent?
If your business is discharging liquid waste, you may require a trade waste consent. To find out more about the requirements and bylaws for your area, please follow the links below.
Contact Watercare’s trade waste unit
Phone (09) 539 7655, fax (09) 539 7601, email email@example.com
Trade waste bylaw review
Watercare is proposing a single, region-wide tariff structure to replace the range of wastewater charging regimes put in place by the former councils and water companies. Go here for more information.